Patio doors wide open.
Eating dinner in bright daylight.
Icy cold ginger beer.
Boys in shorts and singlets.
Rick in pants and a singlet.
Myself in shorts and a tank top.
Flowers on the windowsill.
Golden haze in our lounge room.
Yoghurt for dessert.
Reading books in the family room.
Cicadas singing in the background.
Going upstairs while it’s still bright.
Opening all the windows.
Warm breeze wafting through the bedrooms.
Boys running up and down the corridors.
Boys shrieking with laughter.
Clothes down the laundry chute.
Two boys in the bathtub. Two boys in the shower.
Puddles on the floor.
Big fluffy towels.
Boys getting dried.
Boys getting dressed.
Boys playing with blocks.
Books being read.
Clothes being sorted.
Turning lights off.
Twilight seeping through the blinds.
Endless hugs and kisses.
Bottle of milk for Bear.
Cicadas still singing.